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Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

By at February 12, 2016 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

2.5 / 5 stars I imagine that somewhere across the Rocky Mountains, Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular character in The Revenant is still trudging through ice and snow, face and lips chapped to a crisp, grunting in pain and whispering his demand for revenge. The key word there is still. Because director Alejandro Iñárritu – a man who must love the critic’s word more...

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Not So Novel: THE GREAT GATSBY Film Review

By at May 9, 2013 | 9:45 pm | 2 Comments

Not So Novel: THE GREAT GATSBY Film Review

2 / 5 stars You don’t have to be an F. Scott Fitzgerald purist to dislike Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. It’s easy for anyone to find wrongdoing with this new-look adaptation, even those who embrace co-writer/director Luhrmann’s oft-criticized earlier films (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) For a guy whose movies celebrate with gleaming glitz, more...

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Film Review: INCEPTION

By at July 20, 2010 | 6:38 am | 7 Comments

Film Review: INCEPTION

by Norm Schrager, Meet In the Lobby 4 / 5 stars It's usually not a great idea to overwrite, overdesign and overstuff a movie, but Inception is a worthy exception. Who is to say how complex the depths of the human subconscious can go? Writer-director Christopher Nolan is, actually, and he says it with audacious confidence, diving headfirst into a bold brain-bender that more...

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